Paul Abdul: Well Whatdaya think?
Man in suit: (uncomfortable) It’s very nice
Cold Hearted Snake (Video) 1989
Dryden: How did he die?
James Bond: Your contact? Not well.
Dryden: Made you feel it, did he? Well, you needn’t worry. The second is…
[Bond shoots Dryden]
James Bond: Yes… considerably.
Casino Royale 2006
One of the best comments on the subject of abortion came last year from Andrew Klavin on July 11th 2011:
I still believe it’s possible for a person of good will to make the argument that a fetus is not fully human for some small period of its development. Thomas Aquinas did — and the man was a saint. But more and more, that point of view is coming to seem to me pre-scientific. In any case, if that’s the argument pro-choicers want to have, let’s have that argument, and no other — because no other matters. And if we as a free people decide that unborn children are children indeed, there is no moral alternative: we must not only end abortion but put our full efforts into supporting humane and broadly available methods of welcoming the unwanted.
I thought it put the entire argument into the perspective needed. If we are killing innocent life then abortion is wrong, period!. If not then it’s no worse than a hangnail, the Salon piece took the opposite track, saying So What if abortion ends life.
Almost every writer critiquing the piece gave the author credit for courage, to wit:
I give Ms. Williams props for her unstinting honesty here. It is, to my way of thinking, a rather courageous thing to speak plainly, these days, and without euphemism. It is perhaps doubly so when one is willing to simply stand up and say, “yes, I believe this is a human being, and I’m totally okay with killing him or her. People should be able to decide who lives and who dies, for any variety of reasons.”
As I’ve said I think this is misreading of the situation. Consider the Music video I quoted at the top of this post:
The song is very good, the dancing is professional but what makes the video is the discomfort of the executives watching it, getting shocked and aroused by it and when questioned for a reaction saying it’s “nice”
In 1989 this was a hot and provocative video, that had a funny ending. In 2013 it’s just funny.
This is the basic truth of what has gone on. Until this point it has been the conclusion of those on the left that to openly say “So What” to the taking of innocent life was beyond the pale.
No more, time has taken its toll and the generation that was taught Judeo-Christian values as part of the normal course of life has been replaced. Now two parallel culture exists where morality is relative, right and wrong are relative and the value of life is relative.
The secular culture has concluded it’s strong enough, prevalent enough and supported enough by the popular media that it can slowly take off the mask that has been necessary for years.
How many years do you think it will take before “So What” extends to other people who the left concludes are less important and less worthy of life?
How long before it becomes a matter of faith that those who would stand up and object or obstruct such obvious truths that are held by the more enlightened must be suppressed? Of course you’d have to disarm them first.
I’ve been writing about a common thread of the left for a while. I’ve beaten about the bush on it, what IS the common thread to all of these things? Well that’s my lead post for tomorrow…